(Closed) If you announced it on facebook… when

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did you announce your pregnancy on facebook?
    Before 8 weeks : (4 votes)
    4 %
    8-10 weeks : (1 votes)
    1 %
    10-12 weeks - first trimester : (18 votes)
    20 %
    13-15 weeks - second trimester : (22 votes)
    25 %
    16-18 weeks : (7 votes)
    8 %
    18-20 weeks - when you knew the gender : (11 votes)
    12 %
    Beyond 20 weeks : (12 votes)
    13 %
    When the baby was born : (14 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 31
    Member
    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Pink Asawa:  I feel exactly the same way and we’re doing the same thing!

    I communicate with my close family and friends in person, over the phone, and through email regularly- so I broke the news personally in those ways. There are just too many people on my fb that are just acquaintances.

    If someone tags me with a baby bump or mentions something on my page, I don’t mind…but I’m not looking to deliberately announce anything.

    Post # 32
    Member
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

     

    TaurianDoll:  adorable!

     

    I am not pregnant, but an ob nurse. I am thinking I will wait 24 weeks if I do announce it. That is the age a baby is viable outside the womb if born prematurely. It is probably when I will start registering shopping and starting to think about the nursery 🙂

     

    congrats mamas!

    Post # 33
    Member
    1983 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My guess, I’ll probably start posting stuff on Facebook after I’ve told all the people I want to tell in person.

    Post # 34
    Member
    7000 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I guess I don’t understand the big deal either way. I don’t see a pregnancy announcement as something so personal it can’t be shared with facebook. I mean, to me it’s no different that announcing your engagement or wedding? I think in general, people just love babies and the excitement surrounding a pregnancy announcement.

    Not PG yet, but I’m sure once we are I’ll announce sometime after 12 weeks. I think any earlier is crazy in case something happens. Everyone I’m super close with will obviously know from me telling them personally. That said, I still have friends I consider to be close that I’d want to share the news with that live far away or maybe I don’t talk to a lot but they’re still important to me – facebook is the easiest way.

    Post # 35
    Member
    3823 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    bananchik:  good point and thank you!

    Post # 36
    Member
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I had planned on waiting until 12-14 weeks. We ended up having a horrible first trimester though (multiple complications) so on our fifth ultrasound, after we had heard the heartbeat at 4 of them (the first was too early) we decided to share. I am not a hugely private person though, and, while I wouldn’t shout it from the rooftops, don’t see miscarriage as shameful or something to hide. I’m currently 14 1/2 weeks and happy with my choice.

    Post # 37
    Member
    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2000

    I waited until after 12wks, after a successful NT scan as well. My close friends and immediate family knew, but I have extended cousins who I don’t speak to on a regular basis and hubby’s relatives who may or may have not known on my fb.  I didn’t post anything overly cute, it was just a simple “(hubby) and I are expecting a little one in the fall! Can’t wait to meet our baby”

    To me, that’s what FB is about, sharing life changing events – like an engagement, wedding, etc.  What’s wrong with telling people you’re pregnant? It’s happy news!

    Post # 38
    Member
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I told everyone at 19 weeks when I went for my anatomy scan. I just posted that we were expecting a baby boy and a cute profile ultrasound picture of him. I was too paranoid to do otherwise. Personally, I could have waited until the baby was born, but I had a lot of pressure from my family to post about it. No big deal, I just didn’t feel like sharing something so personal for a long time. 

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